can you fertilize too soon.....?
I've inquired about this before but thought I'd give it another try.
I've planted small trees in 7 gallon containers filled with gritty mix. I am keeping them outside but out of the direct sun for the first couple of days (temps are reaching the high 80s) and plan to gradually move them into the morning sun. Initially, I began watering when the mix lost its moist feeling beneath the surface. (All of this I've gleaned from the helpful posts in this forum.)
My question is about a fertilizing program. For whatever reason, I've held off from fertilizing for the first 48 hours after planting. I then began fertilizing with the Foliage Pro at every watering. The rate is 1/4 tsp. per gallon of water.
Did I begin fertilizing too soon, or too late?
Also, I find myself watering while the mix is still very slightly moist. This is probably foolish and creating unnecessary work but I don't want to risk the plants dying for lack of water. Is this rate of watering harmful? Since the water contains Foliage pro, am I "over fertilizing" when I water so frequently?